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(? - 2007)

Hail Social was a quartet rock band from Philadelphia, USA.

Their self-titled debut is brand new to the world, though it feels old to them, of course. It all started with the chance workplace friendship of Dayve Hawk and Matt Maraldo. Hawk had been writing songs for years but was reluctant to share them. Eager to start a band, Maraldo kept on pestering. “We fought a lot because I didn’t want to be in a band,” says Hawk. “But eventually he won.”

Good thing, too. Otherwise we’d have missed out on Hail Social’s lithe, dance-damaged tunes. The same tunes that scored the band a prime opening slot on tour with Interpol and the Secret Machines. The same tunes that will haunt you more persistently with each spin of the band’s long-awaited proper debut.

Following four demos and a 7-inch, the album was recorded in Philly with producer Brian McTear (Burning Brides, matt pond PA). The lineup goes like this: Hawk handles guitar and vocals, Maraldo plays drums, and Dan Henry plays bass, with Richie Roxas playing second guitar live. “Hands Are Tied” introduces the band perfectly, with Hawk’s meticulous melodies riding that sleek wave of a rhythm section. Like every song that follows, it’s lean and brisk, bearing not one superfluous note. But wait. There’s something sinister brewing under those bouncy bass lines.


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  • Machiventa

    I had a dream the other night that they got back together. Hopefully it's a sign!

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • NoahIsCool

    can't believe they didn't make it big

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • SleevenDiaz

    :( </3

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • mada11

    me too.............

    13 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Your_honest


    13 Jul 2010 Reply
  • peaceoutside

    i feel bad for not knowing about this band earlier...

    8 Jun 2010 Reply
  • warmingthecurb

    My band has run with the Hail Social torch: Give it a listen.

    14 May 2010 Reply
  • McBeastie

    Miss these guys :[

    29 Apr 2010 Reply
  • busysignalbeats

    "And btw, have you already checked Memory Tapes?" lol

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Juunia

    This band has probably been one of the best things to ever happen to me :) There isn't a day that i dont listen to hail social.I love the keyboard. Its a shame that they no longer record together...There is a much more deeper meaning to there music even if the topics sound a bit simplistic. For one Cherry-Cola Funk which is my favorite song from any album is so mesmerizing, especially how the melody changes towards the end. You guys have teased me by only releasing only two albums and some ep's. LLHS!

    7 Dec 2009 Reply
  • IamSalvatore

    Wonderful band, they've quickly grown to be among my favorite bands.

    14 Apr 2009 Reply
  • angelarrr

    i'm addicted to them.

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
  • nateddog29

    what do i gotta do to get a show? plus - i love the fall and feeling is wrong :)

    6 Jan 2009 Reply
  • letmeluv

    whhaat those new songs sound horrible. they sound way too ordinary or i dont know.. sounds like something you wont listen twice. too bad =( their earlier stuff is great

    24 Nov 2008 Reply
  • skullduggeryyy

    you can download some of their stuff with soulseek

    31 Oct 2008 Reply
  • ahuffman

    Footsteps is the best song on the new album. I was addicted to that one for awhile.

    25 Oct 2008 Reply
  • subjective

    one time this summer, the bassist sold me phils tix, and it ended up being the most awesome game of the year!!! (we beat the dodgers in the 13th inning or something and we were only a few rows from the field!) this just crystallized my love for hail social, as if i didn't love them enough already!!!!!

    25 Oct 2008 Reply
  • nateddog29

    i forgot the "please, pretty please"

    17 Oct 2008 Reply
  • nateddog29

    the best! post a show near philly - i'm in allentown.

    26 Sep 2008 Reply
  • p0wer_v1olence

    can someone please post a download link for their debut album/??

    7 Sep 2008 Reply
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